Engagements

Caitlin & Ray – Part I

Over 8 years ago (whoa I can’t BELIEVE it has been that long!) I was at freshman orientation at CNU.  A friend of mine and I went to a “dance party” in a residence hall lounge.. one of the many exciting things planned for that weekend.  Problem was, when we got there, though there was loud music, not a soul was dancing.  My friend and I decided to start dance anyways.. and the first person to join us, a total stranger then, is now my best friend in the world.  Caitlin has one of the most incredible hearts of anyone I know and I am so honored to call her a friend. Living this far away from her is killing me, and I am SO thankful her and her future hubby are planning to visit us here in Kenya.  Thankfully, I can call her and it’s like I’m sitting right next to her, or Facebook her my ridiculous thoughts from the day, just like normal.

ANYWAYS.. I love her, you get the point.. well a few months ago when she called me to ask about how someone goes about booking an engagement session with us, I started to freak.  All I could do was keep asking her “why do you need to know that?  Why, what’s happening? Why?!”.  She finally let me know that Ray had finally proposed!  And I of course, started hysterically crying.  I could not be more excited for these two.  I love Ray so much and I am so excited that my best friend, with a heart of gold, has found the man that deserves her.

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GAH!

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Check back for part II.. just as soon as this Kenyan internet uploads it!

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Brendan & Ali – Engaged!

We met up with Brendan and Ali in downtown Richmond and when Brendan stepped out of the car in his dress blues followed by Ali in an adorable red dress and killer boots, I about died.  I knew this shoot was going to be a favorite right away.  They make such an amazing couple and were so excited to be spending time together (Brendan has been away with the Navy and was just back for a quick Thanksgiving break) that they pretty much did our job for us.  We barely posed these two at all.  Just two people totally in love spending an afternoon together, and I am so glad we were there to capture it.  Enjoy some of our favorites.

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Jonathan & Emily

When I got the email from Emily that she wanted us to photograph this amazing time in her life I was thrilled, then terrified, then nervous, then thrilled again.  I have known and loved these two since I was like 12, so I was so excited when they asked us to be their photographers.  But then I thought, crap!  What if they don’t absolutely love their images?  Then I thought, oh my goodness.. I am going to know everyone at their wedding and we are going to be watched the whole time.  But then I thought, wait.  That is an AMAZING thing.   We are going to know everyone involved and that will make us find the best images possible so I got excited again.  What a whirlwind!  haha.. Emily has such confidence in us and I hope we don’t disappoint!  I really hope you LOVE your images Emily and Jonathan! We love you!

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What can we say, except we could photograph Jonathan and Emily all day long! They were a joy to photograph – just look at how happy they are together!

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I am so excited to post more of my sweet friend, Emily, and her adorable hubby!  More to come soon!!!

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Angela & Kai

Angela and Kai are a wonderful couple we had the pleasure to photograph a short while ago, though somehow their complete post did not make it onto the blog yet! So, here they are, in the beautiful Maymont Park in Richmond! Angela & Kai, we had an absolute blast celebrating with you on your engagement, and are looking forward to your Wedding!

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Bobby & Jenny

Say hello to our first engagement couple of the year! Bobby & Jenny were such a great couple to photograph; they were fun, energetic, had plenty of their own quirky ideas for photos that they wanted to try, and it really shows in their portraits. They also chose a first time location for us, at the Botanical Gardens in Norfolk, which is gorgeous, and has so many amazing places to photograph. We could have only walked around the first corner and have plenty to work with for a full session! Congrats again to Bobby & Jenny, the photos really shout you, and we absolutely loved being a part of such a momentous life milestone!

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Christie & Ron

This is Christie and Ron, a wonderful couple whom Laura first met down the hall; Christie is a teacher at the same school as Laura. We photographed them down by Lions Bridge in Newport News,a great place to go for summer photography. It was a hot day, like triple digits hot, but they, along with their kids were troopers throughout our session. The more time we spent photographing them that day, the more we could see how Christie and Ron, and their kids were already acting like the happy family they were to become. Christie and Ron, we are so excited that you chose us for your special occasion, and cannot wait for your wedding day!

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